Digital Mythologies

Arved Ashby

in Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780520264793
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520945692 | DOI:
Digital Mythologies

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This chapter takes a look at digital recordings as a turning point in the distributional and curatorial aspects of the history of music aesthetics, and tries to describe how it has effectively transformed people's relationship with musical performances and compositional styles of the past. It also studies the close relationship of aesthetics and technology in the twentieth century, the fluid nature of music, the convergence of access and ownership, digital remastering, and recording techniques.

Keywords: digital recordings; music aesthetics; compositional styles; musical performances; access and ownership; digital remastering; recording techniques

Chapter.  15530 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Applied Music

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